Skip to content

A Really Nice Place to Live

film by Shaun Scott

This 13 minute film explores the race and class divisions that have accompanied Seattle’s meteoric rise from a a tiny outpost in 1856 to the northwest’s premier city. Filmmaker Shaun Scott critiques the “Seattle Nice” myth, shows the history of housing segregation, and argues that the amplified discontent of Blacks, Asian-Americans, and Whites themselves was what redeemed Seattle from its early transgressions.“A Really Nice Place To Live” is narrated by Shaun Scott, features voice actors Scott Erola, Jordan Knight, and Juliana Wisdom, and showcases Evan Flory-Barnes’ incomparable Threat of Beauty Orchestra.